B Noir Detour


March 2016

Linda Darnell: Marathon Stars Blogathon

As a classic film fan, and particularly as a student of Hollywood noir, I adore Linda Darnell. Her bold no-nonsense style coupled with dark, stunning looks make her an actress I find it hard to look away from. (Those lips!... Continue Reading →

#BNoirDetour Film for 3/13: Kansas City Confidential

What's a pouty ex-con (John Payne) to do when he gets framed for a million dollar armored car robbery? Head to Mexico after the mugs who pulled the heist, of course! Kansas City Confidential (1952) has action, adventure, and plenty of... Continue Reading →

Weekly Screening Round-up: 50s Thrillers

This week was devoted to 1950s noir and thrillers -- when I wasn't catching up on iZombie season 2! The Clouded Yellow (1950): This British thriller finds Major David Somers (Trevor Howard), an ex-007 type, employed at a country estate cataloging... Continue Reading →

#BNoirDetour Film for 3/6: Pushover

What do you get when you combine Fred MacMurray as a guy on the right side of the law who falls for a sexy blonde who belongs to another guy and the pair make a plan to get the guy's... Continue Reading →

Classic Quote Blogathon: In a Lonely Place

I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me. If you're a noir fan, you may recognize these lines, spoken by Humphrey Bogart's character Dixon Steele in... Continue Reading →

Weekly Screening Round-up, through 2/29

The past few weeks have included more writing and reading about film than screening films, but I did enjoy a few noirish and related delights, and avoided the Oscars like a Boss. Here we go: The Phantom Speaks (1945): After reading a... Continue Reading →

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